Norm Pullin

Pullin, Norm

Oct 30, 1932 – Feb 10, 2007


Surrounded by his family and immersed in love, Norm Pullin passed away peacefully on February 10, 2007 in Comox BC.

Born October 30, 1932 in Moncton NB, Norm was the youngest of three children born to Will and Elsie Pullin. After attending Rothesay Collegiate, he completed his B.Sc. at Mount Allison University in 1953 and his B.Eng. in Mining Engineering at Nova Scotia Technical College in 1956. In 1954 Norm married Marnie MacDougall. After completing university, Norm and Marnie moved to Calgary AB, where they nurtured a family of five children. Norm had a productive career in geophysics with Amoco Canada, developing expertise in down-hole seismic techniques and tar sands exploration processes. After retiring from Amoco, Norm initiated N.E. Pullin Petroleum Consulting Services Inc.

During early retirement, Norm and Marnie travelled with extended stays in Cyprus and New Zealand, before settling in Comox. Here, Norm cultivated his two great passions, gardening and sailing, as well as many wonderful friendships.

Norm is survived by Marnie, his loving wife of 52 years, 4 children (Wendy, Mark, Geordie and Jennifer), 5 grandchildren (Meghan, Curran, Melissa, Carly and Sidney) and his sister Dorothy. He was predeceased by his son Michael and his brother Lloyd. Norm has become a father figure to several additional friends and family members. His dignity and courage during his final days provided great inspiration and comfort to those who spent this time with him.

A Celebration of Norm’s life will be held at Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Rd., Courtenay BC, at 3 pm on Saturday February 17, 2007. Charitable donations may be made to The Terry Fox Foundation or a charity of your choice. Norm’s family would like to thank all the friends and caregivers who comforted him during his illness.